Science Fiction

Observation Review

After tediously fiddling through all the menial puzzles, the ending just made me shrug my shoulders instead of giving me shivers that I was supposed to have felt. It’s too bad that the promising premise fizzled as soon as the gameplay showed its true colors, watering down the prevailing mystery in the process.

Observation Review

Subsurface Circular Review

Many novels, films, and other media have explored the themes of the emotions, motivations and rights of sentient robots in humanity's near future. These elements drive the story machinery of Subsurface Circular, a text adventure/mystery that just barely qualifies as a game. Although it has stellar production values within its limited scope, the heart of Subsurface Circular is not combat or gameplay, but narrative.

Subsurface Circular Review

2064: Read Only Memories Review

It’s Christmas week in Neo-San Francisco in the year 2064. Unlike most cyberpunk worlds, it isn’t a drab and dreary dystopy. Well, municipal services like the police and fire department are privately owned, and human augmentations and gene therapy are commonplace, causing much social dispute.

2064: Read Only Memories Review

The Red Strings Club Review

The Red Stings Club may look like a point-and-click adventure with its beautiful retro pixel art, but it’s not exactly that. Although the game is story-driven, it’s not a narrative experience either. It nests somewhere in-between. The game is a mix of an interactive cyberpunk thriller and detective story told in three acts.

The Red Strings Club Review

Crashlands

It is a quality title that gets a lot of core elements right, and its bigger problems (such as the interface and controls) can theoretically be fixed with a patch. By the time that you reach hour fifteen in the campaign though, those problems will weigh heavily and test your tolerance for repetitive gameplay. It is easy to appreciate the effort and creativity that went into this title, but it is probably one that you will want to tackle in thirty or sixty minute spurts.

Crashlands

Star Trek: Legacy

As much as Star Trek fans wish this game could have ended up more successful than it did, Star Trek: Legacy is a flawed title that needed a lot of original ideas to really take this game where it needed to go. In the end, only hardcore Star Trek fans should even think about checking this game out, otherwise there are just better games out now to check out than this one.

Star Trek: Legacy